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Del Mar Rendezvous

3.3
3.3
1097 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
Voted Best Chinese, Best Vegetarian, and Best Gluten-Free in San Diego, Del Mar Rendezvous has been enticing San Diegans with its wide array of Chinese fare complimented by a modern mix of Asian flavors for over a decade. Rendezvous boasts craft, local, and high end import beer on draft, Japanese sakes, as well as a Excellent wine list, all at the Best Price in San Diego everyday. With over 100 different dishes on its menu, Rendezvous also caters to both gluten-free and vegetarian guests with over 40 dedicated options to choose from on each menu. The ambiance of the interior and extended patio, with glimpses of the Pacific Ocean, offer a calming and inviting atmosphere, perfect for date nights, business lunches or family dinners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Sat, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 755-2669

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Please visit our web site to view our catering menu.

  • Private party facilities

    Restaurant buyouts available. Please contact Kevin at (858) 755-2669 to inquire.

  • Private party contact

    Kevin kevinkdmr@gmail.com: (858) 755-2669

  • Neighborhood

    Del Mar

  • Cross street

    Paseo de las Flores

  • Parking details

    On Fridays, Saturdays, and holidays please allow extra time for parking as the Del Mar Plaza parking lot can get quite busy. We validate parking for two hours for self-parking. Valet parking is available for $8 at the Del Mar Plaza.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,097 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.3
3.3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.2Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 2.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Healthy

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  1. G

    Great

    Indiana

    45 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Unfortunately we are very disappointed in the quality of the food. This has always been our favorite restaurants in Del Mar we haven’t been here for a couple of years because of obvious reasons and they must have a new chef or changed ownership because I’ve never had such low quality food from this restaurant. And the prices were just outrageous, we each had a glass of wine with shared one entrée and fried rice to the tune of about $150
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great! Considering they were short handed and it got busy! Food was absolutely amazing and we will be back! The amount of options was wonderful especially for vegan and allergy friendly! Definitely five stars from us!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Food was meh. Chicken was chewy and cake was super dry.
  4. B

    Bansilal

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The food was of a very poor quality. We would never go back there.
  5. F

    Fredyair

    San Diego

    35 reviews

    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    We have been costumer for many years and although in the surface seems like nothing has changed everything has changed, staff, food, décor, and not all for good. It's difficult to say what's different, but is noticeable if you have been attending the restaurant for years. Still good, but before it was excellent.
  6. MG

    MichaelG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Very slow service on a Friday night due to so many takeout orders which backed all meals up.
  7. AB

    AlbertB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service and food were terrible. We had filet and it was almost impossible to chew. Way over priced for what you get.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We waited for 0:30 for an appetizer and 1:10 for the mains, even though the restaurant was pretty much empty. The food and the service was very average. We will not be coming back.
  9. LG

    LuvGreatFood

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Restaurant used to be top notch. Your better off going to Panda Express. The service will be much better and you won't get ripped off as this restaurant has jacked up the prices and gone backwards on quality.
  10. TF

    TimF

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    They have children running the place the food is less than average and the service is horrible
  11. D

    Disappointing

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Drinks were served up quickly. Ordered appetizer and main dishes all at once and everything came out all at once. It was apparent that certain dishes had been sitting waiting for others to finish cooking. Two out of three entrees arrived cold. Quite disappointing in presentation. The Orange Chicken was highly breaded with tough chicken inside. The Mongolian Beef was not tender at all. The Chicken in Lettuce cups appetizer was presented with a half head of iceberg lettuce that included a huge hole. This yielded two “cups” and the rest of the leaves were unsuitable to use that way. Had to ask for the hoisin sauce it is supposed to be served with. The Eggplant in Claypot Tofu was the best dish - flavorful and with tender eggplant (but not served in the traditional claypot). Rice was very clumpy. Perhaps it’s a COVID thing with young waitstaff or there has been a change in ownership or management. The prices keep going up and the quality keeps going down. Such a disappointment from what used to be our favorite celebration restaurant in Del Mar.
  12. SD

    StephenD

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Not sure what happened to this restaurant last night But there was no service at all People were walking out without food Our diner took three hours and frustration level enormous If you have incompetent staff and no cooks tell people to go elsewhere Worse experience in San Diego county
  13. w

    winophile

    San Diego

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Started with pork potstickers ,$15, good flavor, texture. Crunchy on one side and soft on the other; with dumpling sauce. Main dishes included the pungent chicken , $24, breaded strips of white meat chicken sautéed in a spicy, pungent red sauce (medium intensity).Favorite dish was the Kung Pao filet mignon , $28, bite size pieces seared in a wok with peanuts, green and bell pepper, green and white onion, caramelized hoisin and chili paste sauce. Imaginative combination of flavors and textures. Good service. Cozy, noisy atmosphere.
  14. JK

    JohnK

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful restaurant, great selection of food and drink prepared and served superbly. A bit hidden within a hotel property that opens into a enchanting ambiance. A great find!
  15. AI

    AIDAM

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Really enjoyed the appetizers and wine but the main entrees took a long time. I think they finally came out around 45 minutes after we finished our appetizers and the place wasn’t that busy. Nevertheless I would go back again yo try some other dishes.
  16. JG

    JacquesG

    San Diego

    44 reviews

    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The service was great ( if not a little pushy). The online menu is inadequate to make reasonable decisions since they have a lot of menu choices, so we asked for paper menus. The waiter agreed, hesitatingly, but said the prices were no longer accurate. Was he right! At least 20%-25% higher. $9.00 pint of Sapporo? We get that everything is more now, but $235 for 4 for California Chinese food is a bit much. The “house music” was way too loud and made the experience less enjoyable. We also get that we’re seniors, but the music shouldn’t be all that at 6:00 PM in a restaurant this isn’t even half full. Not a fun night. We were obviously celebrating a birthday, I put it on the reservation, and no mention or even a complimentary dessert? One and done for us. Sorry DMR.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience4
    The ambience was nice and the service was good, but the food was just "ok" and expensive. It's "americanized asian food", so my Asia born picky fiance did not like the food, just to put that in perspective. American palates used to Panda Express type of American-Asian food would be fine.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    After reading about it online and seeing the menu, we had high hopes for Rendezvous. Unfortunately the food was just okay, although the Cashew Chicken was awful.
  19. ES

    EmzeeS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was excellent. We had tofu with walnuts which was amazing and crispy chicken. With a delicious beer, wonderful meal. Will return often.
  20. l

    lb92128

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was VERY salty. I could not finish it. Other than the salt, it was very good. Service was good but a bit slow. We were sat at 7:15, got out of there at 9.
  21. b

    briang

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    We went there last night around 5 o’clock. there was only one other table in there. we hadn’t been in a long time & the decor in there is just awful. I don’t know why they changed it…🧐 The food was not the same I don’t know if they’ve changed owners but I will not be back… very $$$$$ sorry to say
  22. S

    Steve

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    We’d eaten at Del Mar Rendezvous many times before the start of the pandemic. It was always one of our favorites. Unfortunately, the food, while still good, didn’t rise to the spectacular level it had achieved in the past. The ahi sushi seemed of a lower grade than in the past, though still really good. The calamari was just ordinary whereas in the past it had been the best calamari we’d every had anywhere. The food was definitely good to really good. But, it wasn’t the exceptional food we’d come to expect from them. Also, the prices had increased quite a bit. Our bill for two entries and two appetizers before tip was nearly $100. We noted that the restaurant had very few patrons, either eating in or getting carry out orders. Perhaps our experience wasn’t unique. We’re just disappointed. This had been an absolute favorite.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    We had a reservation at 4:30 and only the chef was there. No server or host were there so the chef let us in. Not only the chef took our order, he also made us an appetizers and brought us our wine and water, he basically was the host/waiter and chef. Kudos to him and I sure appreciate him. once the wait staff arrived they were not attentive, i had to ask for our missing food and soy sauce (twice). The food was OK, it was so overpriced. The place is really cute and im a pristine spot. the bathroom was disgusting.
  24. t

    toml

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Very disappointing food quality and temperature. Could have been microwaved.
  25. L

    Live4food

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The restaurant is nice enough, but the food was mediocre at best and for the prices they charge I would have expected better flavor and food quality.
  26. M

    Marti

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Usually I would give a glowing review of the food here, however, last night something was off.! I ordered my favorite Shanghai Noodles: the chicken was tough, there were only 2 small shrimp, the sauce was thin and watery and the noodles - which were supposed to be pan fried were mostly cold and very crunchy with no soft ones. What happened? I'm hoping this was just a fluke and off night because that dish is my all time favorite .
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Noodles were very different in the spicy seafood noodle soup than they used to be. Much more spaghetti like now. Was typically a larger udon like noodle in the past. Also almost a 50% increase in price over the last couple of years. All that being said. The food was great and we will go back.
  28. DC

    DonC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful server
  29. LE

    LEPJ

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, warm waiters
  30. S

    kmSaly

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Great location in Del Mar, and food was good but service was very slow & food took over an hour to be served.
  31. AB

    AnneB

    Denver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The dishes we had there pre-Covid were not the same as now. New owners? Service was good. Lettuce wraps came with an entire half head of iceberg lettuce- weird! Walnut shrimp dish was completely different- shrimp was battered and tempura-fried. Not nearly as good as former dish! Also was completely surrounded by broccoli florets- waaaay too many. We won’t be back.
  32. RA

    RAL1

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice place for a fairly americanized Asian (mostly Chinese/Cantonese) meal. Dim Sum items were yummy... and ingredients were fresh. The up-scale dining room was a lovely place to visit with friends. I think there are better-valued, more authentic Chinese restaurants all around San Diego, however.
  33. NF

    NorcoFoodie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    While the food was decent, there are better options for this type of cuisine in the area.
  34. CM

    ChefMarian

    San Diego

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I have sent you a private message that I hope will help. I know you are trying your best to improve and I am rooting for you! Best, Chef Marian
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Service was good but we waited an hour for our food and it was not very good this time, especially the ribs that were dried out and mostly fatty. Disappointed.
  36. F

    Fredyair

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A lot has changed, all new staff, still the service and food is very good, although the prices are up significantly.
  37. EL

    ElainaL

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was delicious but the service was a little slow , overall a great experience.
  38. RW

    RadaW

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    I didn’t particularly like the ahi tuna. My kids enjoyed the dumplings. The other guests seemed to enjoy their food as well. Quality of food seemed to decline since we last visited a few years ago.
  39. PG

    PeterG

    Durango

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We ordered carry out last week and it wasn't so good so we thought we'd give them another try. We had a reservation for last night and were taken in on time. That was the only positive for the evening. We ordered within a few minutes of sitting down and waited and waited for something to eat. After 45 minutes the waiter stopped by to apologize. As an hour had now come and gone we inquired about our food. The surprised host just looked at me. We gave him a few minutes to figure it out. Needless to say we left.
  40. S

    Sterkie

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The food was good but it took forever!!!! They were too busy and couldn’t cope, with a full restaurant and lots of take outs. Don’t go there on a Sunday.

FAQs

Del Mar Rendezvous is rated 3.3 stars by 1097 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Del Mar Rendezvous

1555 Camino Del Mar, Suite 102 Del Mar, CA 92014

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Paseo de las Flores

  • Neighborhood

    Del Mar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Sat, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    On Fridays, Saturdays, and holidays please allow extra time for parking as the Del Mar Plaza parking lot can get quite busy. We validate parking for two hours for self-parking. Valet parking is available for $8 at the Del Mar Plaza.

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 755-2669

  • Catering

    Please visit our web site to view our catering menu.

  • Private party facilities

    Restaurant buyouts available. Please contact Kevin at (858) 755-2669 to inquire.

  • Private party contact

    Kevin kevinkdmr@gmail.com: (858) 755-2669

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